Metaverse is portrayed as a fully immersive online realm that looks similar to the real word but is computer generated. It is a virtual universe that blends aspects of digital technologies including video conferencing, games, cryptocurrencies, email, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), social media and live streaming.
Augmented Reality (AR) covers visual, sound, and other sensory inputs onto real-world settings to enhance the user experience. It does not create its own cyber environment like Virtual Reality (VR) rather adds to the existing environment. Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards unite and Ingress are amongst the most popular AR games.
Augmented Reality (AR)
In the gaming industry, AR is used to create a playing zone in the existing artificial environment. This technology is used to overwhelm the users as it gives a very real-life experience to them if played on smartphones, tablets.
This technology made a powerful impact on the gaming industry with the introduction of the interactive experience of the real-world environment. This way all the real world things got augmented. It had a great impact on all sectors like healthcare, E-commerce, marketing, education etc. The valuation of AR is tagrgeted to reach approx 385 billion by 2023.
Virtual Reality (VR)
VR is introduced as a game changer for the gaming industry as it is known to offer improved experience to the earlier simple user experience. VR has become the burning topic in the gaming trend and has gathered the attention of a lot of potential markets.
Future of gaming
AR and VR have reached a point where they really engage the user into the game. Manufacturers have introduced an innovation that is beyond imagination and offers a smooth and engrossing experience to their users.
Some of the ways in which AR and VR will revolutionize gaming
Revival of 3D – The concept of 3D in films is not new and it became very popular as the consumers had an amazing experience. Similarly, 3D in games will provide an enthralling experience to the users and will act as the backbone of the game.
Captive Experience – Changing times have made the gaming sector to be in more demand and with that the demand for captive experience has increased by the users. This experience does not allow its users to differentiate between real and virtual environments.
Real-time interactions – AR is best known to bring together real and virtual worlds which give a mind path to users which is beyond imagination. Real-time interaction will enhance the gamer’s perception all across the world.
Change in lifestyle – Gaming is not only confined as a source of entertainment but with the introduction of AR and VR many sectors like healthcare, education, tourism, etc have been gaining through it.
Creative content – AR and VR not only offers the best ultimate experience but also lead to the creation of top-notch content by skillful game developers.
As this technology is still growing, game developers struggle to create the perfect game that will balance the real world and virtual environment perfectly. Challenges like perfect adjustment to real-time change as the user moves his head to understand what part of the virtual world the gamer is interacting with. All these challenges will be overcome in the future paving way for the ultimate flawless experience.
AR and VR have brought a revolution to the world, especially the gaming industry. It creates realistic images along with sound and other sensations to offer an imaginary setting that stimulates gamers’ physical presence in the environment. Thus, AR and VR have just had a remarkable beginning and have a lot more to offer.